Police seek public's help to identify man suspected of robbing bank


Police are hoping the public can help identify a man suspected of robbing a bank in Roseville on Friday.

Police say the man walked into the walked into Guarantee Bank (located inside a Cub Foods grocery store on Larpenteur Avenue) around 6:11 p.m., and handed the teller a handwritten not that demanded money and implied he had a gun, according to a news release.

The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. When he got outside the grocery store, a dye pack exploded, staining the money red.

Witnesses told police the man picked up some of the dyed money and hopped into the front seat of an SUV, which drove away.

The suspect (pictured above and in the photo at right) is described as a thin black man with a dark complexion, who is approximately 25-32 years old and between 5-feet, 7-inches and 5-feet, 9-inches tall.

He was wearing a brown jacket with a hood, black gloves, black pants and black Nike Air Force One shoes at the time of the robbery, police say.

If you see the man, the public is asked not to approach him, but to call 911.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Minnesota Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-8477 – someone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person could be eligible for a reward.

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